Reports to: HR Director
Department: Human Resources
FLSA Category: Non-Exempt
Average Hours per Week: 40
The Human Resources Generalist is responsible for a wide range of HR functions including recruiting, hiring, benefits administration, compensation, employee relations, event planning, training and development. The Generalist has a strong knowledge of employment law and internal policy and initiates or responds to inquiries concerning pay, benefits, and staffing.
- Serves as initial point of contact for employee issues and inquiries, including but not limited to benefits, payroll, recruiting, event planning, and school policies; troubleshoots and provides technical support for employees using HRIS tools (Paylocity, HR web pages, Asana, etc.)
- Records and maintains employee information such as personal data, compensation, benefits, quarterly reviews, 90 day reviews, job descriptions, and termination data in HRIS and employee personnel files
- Collects and distributes all pertinent employee change information needed by the school’s shared services departments to update multiple internal systems
- Audits HRIS and hard copy employee files to ensure compliance with federal and/or state retention laws; performs maintenance as necessary to ensure file accuracy
- Tracks data throughout the year (ACA) and completes annual surveys and census data for various external agencies, including IPEDS, ATS, Benefit Renewals and compensation surveys (Archbright, CUPA-HR, etc.)
- Updates HR website as needed, including policies, procedures, benefits, payroll, job postings, manager resources, and other functional areas
- Creates job postings from approved requisitions and places ads
- Facilitates the recruiting cycle, including candidate screening, applicant tracking, interviewing and scheduling, and background and reference checks.
- Follows internal hiring policies and comply with all state and federal laws prohibiting discriminatory hiring practices. Stay current on The Seattle School’s organization structure, personnel policy, and federal and state laws regarding employment practices.
- Coordinates new employee onboarding experience, including welcome emails, registering new employees in HRIS system, document verification, benefits enrollment, and coordinating other departmental administrative tasks
- Collects and analyzes data points to measure effectiveness of the HR systems
- Serves as HR liaison on the Safety Committee
- Executes faculty and instructional staff annual contract cycle
- Facilitates independent contractor forms and agreements
- Supports managers with employee related event planning and hospitality
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Administrative experience with HRIS, payroll and workflow systems (Paylocity & Asana preferred)
- 2+ years HR experience, with desire to develop vocationally in the HR field, experience in higher education and/or nonprofit environment desirable
- Ability to follow complex directions, meet deadlines, work independently and prioritize projects while working effectively in a fast-paced, changing environment
- Ability to think creatively and highly value an exceptional customer experience
- Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of human resources work
- Strong time management and organizational skills a must; able to manage day-to-day details as well as multitudes of complex long-term projects with missional goals in mind
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in business English, including spelling, punctuation, clear interpretation and explanation skills, and general business etiquette
- Expertise with Google Applications, database software, social media, and office equipment
- Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission and values of The Seattle School
- Demonstrate a growing ability to form and maintain maturing relationships and engage others with effective interpersonal skills
Compensation & Benefits
The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology provides competitive compensation (DOE) and benefits. For this full-time position we offer generous paid time off; retirement benefits; a bus pass subsidy; tuition assistance benefits; medical, dental, life, LTD insurance and a Health Savings Account. We offer a flexible, supportive environment where this position can be done in a hybrid format (working some on campus and off), and would consider those interested in working less than full-time.
To apply, please submit your completed resume, cover letter, and Employment Application (Statement of Faith included) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Current students of The Seattle School are not eligible to apply. The application will remain open until filled, with preference given to applications received by Sunday, July 31, 2022.
About the Employer
Established in 1997, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology resides in the heart of the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. The Seattle School offers three interdisciplinary graduate programs: M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Master of Divinity, and M.A. in Theology & Culture. Focused on a transformational education through deep relationality, the school is committed to train people to be competent in the study of text, soul, and culture in order to serve God and neighbor through transforming relationships. Employees at The Seattle School strive to hold the capacity to see relationally and to see each other beyond social categories, allowing room for the complexity and nuance that is asked of us to live as the global body of Christ.
Federal employment non-discrimination rules preserve the freedom of faith-based organizations to hire according to faith. State and local employment civil rights laws include a similar exemption for faith-based organizations such as The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.